Lufthansa announced (29-Apr-2010) that Tokyo and Beijing will be the first destinations of scheduled A380 services, while Johannesburg (South Africa) will be the third A380 destination for the airline:
- Frankfurt-Tokyo Narita: 12-Jun-2010;
- Frankfurt-Beijing: 26-Aug-2010.
On both routes, A380 services will initially operate three times weekly, replacing B747 operations on those three days. Daily A380 services are planned when the third and fourth A380s join the Lufthansa fleet "in a few weeks". Lufthansa will take delivery of its first A380 aircraft, configured with 526 seats, on 19-May-2010. The first long-haul flight of the aircraft will be a special flight to Johannesburg on 06-Jun-2010 for the FIFA World Cup. [more]